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Get Some Sunlight…and Some New Ideas

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | April 27, 2023 |
For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on zoom meetings and getting outside the image shows sunlight shining through the trees.

As an executive leadership coach, I understand the challenges of a Zoom meeting-filled day. It can be draining to sit in front of a screen for hours on end, especially when our space may not look like the beautiful, spacious, and well-lit background you can see on my screen in this video (thank you, Dina…

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Do as I Say, Not as I Do!

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 3, 2023 |
For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on setting a good example the image a group of penguins following the lead penguin.

Do as I Say, Not as I Do! This infamous statement, if not spoken by most parents and leaders, certainly is an accurate reflection of the type of behaviors we want to cultivate in others. You want them to learn from your mistakes, not adopt your bad habits and to generally be happier and more…

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How do you know when enough is enough?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | November 10, 2021 |
Jo Ilfeld | Executive Leadership Coach | Enough is Enough

For the past few months, I’ve been returning again and again to this question, “How do you know when enough is enough? I will give you an example of what I mean. Over the summer, my kids were at camp and I put together two care packages for them. It involved a whole lot of…

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Are You Wishing Things Were Different?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | December 11, 2020 |
Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach| Are You Wishing Things are Different?

I’ve been reflecting recently on the nature of disappointment. The holidays this year fall into this category. . . unless you’re lucky enough to live nearby to a pod with your family, the chances are great that your holiday table looks very different from last year’s. Less family or more Zoom computers? It seems wherever you’re…

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What are YOUR rules to live by?

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | August 8, 2018 |

I read this interesting blog post by Seth Godin several months ago on what are Bonnie’s rules for being a better client of website design services.  They include gems like the following: White space is your friend Be open to things you didn’t imagine Nothing takes a second Tell me the problem, not the solution Then I…

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What I Learned on Vacation

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | July 15, 2018 |

The past two weeks I’ve been traveling with my family through Europe, wonderfully disengaged from work and business mode. It’s the “It’s Monday so it must be Holland, it’s Tuesday so it must be Italy,” type of trip. I wanted to give my brood a sense of Europe in the hopes that they will return later on their own…

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Three Secrets To Shifting From Busy To Strategic

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | March 21, 2018 |
For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on being busy, the image shows a man with several arms holding items from a telephone to writing pad to calculator.

This article was first published on Forbes.com. How do you make that shift from being busy to less intense periods of work? How do you stop your mind from working overtime? If you’re old enough, you might remember records. The larger records spun at 33 1/3 RPM and the smaller single records were 45 RPM.…

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Do you prefer Uber or Lyft? I always use…

By Jo Ilfeld, PhD | February 26, 2018 |

As we barrel headlong into the holiday season, I wanted to take an opportunity to share my gratitude that you remain part of my leadership community. I love sharing my learnings with you and then hearing yours in return. So please feel free to hit reply (now or anytime) and let me know your thoughts! My last…

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